tocacco plant Native American Tobaccoo flower, leaves, and buds

tocacco Tobacco is an annual or bi-annual growing 1-3 meters tall with large sticky leaves that contain nicotine. Native to the Americas, tobacco has a long history of use as a shamanic inebriant and stimulant. It is extremely popular and well-known for its addictive potential.

tocacco nicotina Nicotiana tabacum

tocacco Nicotiana rustica leaves. Nicotiana rustica leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco) leaves contain about 1 to 3%

tocacco cigar A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth. Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra, Philippines, and the Eastern United States.

tocacco Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotine tartrate it is used in some medicines. In consumption it may be in the form of cigarettes smoking, snuffing, chewing, dipping tobacco, or snus.

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Plans FDA Filing for Approval of First ‘Modified Risk’ Tobacco Product

PETERSBURG, Va., - Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) makers of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products, announced today that the company will utilize a novel, patented method for cultivation, curing and preparation of tobacco to formulate dissolvable smokeless tobacco products. This new curing process was the subject of a patent application filed in December, 2008. Its use [...]

Tobacco Prevention Programs are Proven to Reduce Smoking

Extensive research on the experiences of other states makes it clear that renewing funding for DCTFF would significantly prevent and reduce smoking and other tobacco use in the District and produce enormous public health and economic benefits.
Most fundamentally, it is well established that comprehensive tobacco prevention programs consistent with CDC guidelines prompt substantial reductions in [...]

Tobacco and marijuana may reduce levels of some anti-HIV drugs

Tobacco and marijuana may reduce levels of atazanavir (Reyataz) in the body, whilst tobacco and alcohol may lower efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin) levels in individuals who carry specific genetic variations, according to two posters presented last week at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco.
American researchers looked at the [...]

Oski and Queen at Tobacco Road

Another weekend, another Tobacco Road-centered music festival sponsored by the tireless Oski Gonzalez and Queen of the Scene. No, seriously, this pair comprises two of the most unfailingly positive movers and shakers in the local scene. And if they put on so many multi-stage, million-band festivals, it’s because they really care. The Colossal Music Fest [...]

Soda Is the New Tobacco

Ever since Barack Obama floated the idea of a soda tax, oh-so-caring politicians have been lining up to save you from yourself. Ka-ching.
First it was tobacco, with Al Gore, who grew the plant but never inhaled, preaching against it. Next it was SUVs, with Arianna Huffington warning that it was unsustainable for the average American [...]

Tobacco farmers benefit from tobacco tax

TOBACCO FARMERS should finally be able to benefit from tobacco excise tax collections, as Congress has clarified the areas that are to benefit from these funds.
Full implementation of the 12-year-old law concerned, which amended provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code on excise taxes slapped on alcohol and tobacco products, had been stalled due to [...]

Fears for tobacco control strategy

A LEADING physician has sharply criticised the Government over its work in disease prevention and accused it of abandoning key components of tobacco control.
“Their credibility in prevention is low,” said consultant respiratory physician Prof Luke Clancy. “Prevention as a whole gets a very poor show and that’s exemplified by the attitude to vaccination, which we [...]

Curtailing Second-Hand Smoke Cuts Heart-Attack Rates

The growing numbers of bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces, intended to protect nonsmokers against second-hand-tobacco smoke, are turning into potent weapons in the battle to prevent heart attacks.
In one of the largest analyses to date of the dangers of passive smoking, researchers found that smoke-free laws reduced the rate of heart attacks [...]

Bloom Is Off the Rose for Tobacco Claims

Last month, a Los Angeles jury awarded $13.8 million in punitive damages to the daughter of Betty Bullock, a smoker who had sued Philip Morris USA Inc. before she died of cancer. It was a huge loss — for the plaintiff.
Just seven years before, a different jury in the same case had awarded a record [...]

For new smoking ban, the rules are basic

The proposed rules for implementing the state’s new ban on smoking in restaurants and bars are pretty simple. There are only two.
The first proposed rule is that cigar bars, which are exempt, must file an affidavit every quarter verifying that they meet the requirements for operating as a cigar bar.
The requirements in the law include [...]

Smokers challenged to ‘fight back’

Smokers in Birmingham East and North are being urged to ‘fight back’ in order to improve the health of the population in a new hard hitting stop smoking campaign from the NHS.
Despite a falling national trend of successful quitters, NHS Birmingham East and North is making an ambitious move to achieve the lowest smoking prevalence [...]

Most addictive drugs and why they’re addicting

There are a lot of addictive drugs out there, so we’ve broken them down for you with our top-ten list of the most addictive substances. Don’t be fooled by prescription drugs — these are addictive too.
Drugs can create physical, psychological or psychosocial addictions. Physical addictions are a body dependency that results in withdrawal symptoms that [...]

Electronic cigarettes exempt from new smoking laws

As smoking laws place more restrictions on when and where one can smoke, electronic cigarettes are becoming the preferred alternative, offering smokers the opportunity to cut down on the harmful chemicals that they inhale and emit while successfully avoiding prosecution.
Smokers of tobacco cigarettes in South Africa will once again have to adjust their habits to [...]

Cigarette sales on Six Nations tied to issue of sovereignty

I love the smell of a fresh-lit cigarette. The ascending smoke randomly curling through the air was common. One after another marked the hours of my days. Twenty-five years ago, people were allowed to smoke in the hospital. It wasn’t like it is today. Now we identify smokers by their huddling presence at doorways to [...]

Oneida Nation joins the tobacco industry

VERONA — Thursday’s news that the Oneida Indian Nation has purchased a cigarette manufacturing plant and will start making its own cigarettes generated criticism from the American Cancer Society and others that the move is illegal.
NCD - a company whose stock is owned by the Oneida Nation - has entered into an agreement to [...]

FDA seeks elimination of electronic cigarettes from the US market

After the Food and Drug Administration had been entitled to oversee tobacco products as drugs, the agency first of all, decided to crack down the flourishing market of electronic cigarettes – battery-operated devices that look like cigarettes and provide shots of heated nicotine contained in cartridge.
Laboratory examinations of e-cigs demonstrated that the besides nicotine [...]

FDA regulation of tobacco ads violates free speech

Dutch business owners can legally sell cannabis, but advertising the drug is a different matter. In Holland, hanging a poster of a marijuana leaf in the window of one of the so-called “coffee shops” is illegal.
If you have ever been to Los Angeles, you know that it is not illegal in the U.S. to hang [...]

Tobacco growers making equipment investments

The instability of the tobacco business has made many growers gun shy about capital investments.
But if you are going to stay in tobacco farming, you need to be prepared to buy the implements needed to produce top yield and quality, says Bill Corbin of Springfield, Tenn.
“You have to spend the money if you want to [...]

Health plan to begin checking state workers for smoking, obesity

Raleigh, N.C. — As part of a plan to get the health insurance program for state employees back in the black, workers who smoke or overeat could soon wind up paying more for health coverage than those who don’t.
Lawmakers approved a $675 million plan in April to rescue the financially troubled State Health Plan. The [...]

Children in forefront of no smoking

YOUNGSTERS in Burton worry about the impact smoking has on their parents’ lives, new figures reveal.
Burton Mail - SmokingThe ‘smoke free generation’ of youngsters are increasingly worried about the health of parents who smoke and say they would never try a cigarette, a study by the NHS Stop Smoking Services has shown.
The study also showed [...]

Alcohol, tobacco hikes approved in Spain Parliament

The Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, which will see the legalisation of increases in the price of alcohol and tobacco, as well as hikes in road penalties, was passed in the Lower House of Parliament, Red House, Port of Spain, on Wednesday night without Opposition support.
Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Teshiera winded up the debate just after [...]

HHS Prevention and Wellness Initiative, Including Tobacco Control

WASHINGTON, - The Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative announced today by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes support for
strategies to reduce tobacco use, is a smart investment in the nation’s health
that will save lives, prevent disease and help reduce health care costs. This
investment, made possible by the American Recovery and [...]

Smokers Rally

MARTINSBURG - Pete Snow may have to breath with the assistance of an oxygen tank, but that didn’t stop the senior citizen and Berkeley County war veteran from joining scores of protesters Wednesday night in Martinsburg for a rally and march to show support for opposition to a proposed smoking ban.
The ban, proposed by the [...]

Smokers Greet Imminent Ban with Sigh of Resignation

A decision made four years ago in the Legislature will soon kick in across the state as Montana bars, restaurants and casinos go smoke-free on Oct. 1. And while the change rankles those with familiar routines of sitting down at their favorite bar with a drink and a cigarette after a long day, the exodus [...]

Smoking Papers On Global Warming

Climate Change: A Treasury Department analysis says a cap-and-trade law could cost American families more than $1,700 a year. No wonder administrators tried to keep the study secret.
The House narrowly approved — by seven votes — the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill in June over complaints that it would be an undue financial burden to American families. [...]

New smoking policy may push smokers to parking lots

Smokers at Cal State Fullerton may have to start putting more consideration into where they are smoking on campus.
The Environmental Health and Instructional Safety offices have proposed a new smoking policy on campus and, if put into effect, will require students and faculty who smoke to do so in one of the 23 designated areas [...]

Stewart & Co.
are smoking hot

The results of Tony Stewart’s first year as driver and co-owner of his Sprint Cup race team might seem surprising to some. He led the points standings for most of the 26 previous races and heads into Sunday’s first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup only 10 points behind Mark Martin.
But those who [...]

In Canada, cigarettes have gone into hiding

TORONTO — At first glance, it looks like cigarettes have disappeared from Canadian stores.
There are no advertisements or signs for cigarettes in retail outlets in most of the nation’s provinces. And the behind-the-counter racks of various cigarette brands, so familiar in the United States, are nowhere to be seen.
While cigarettes are still sold, they have [...]

Sweden wants EU ’snus’ tobacco ban to go up in smoke

STOCKHOLM - As countries across the EU curb smoking in public, Sweden is fighting to get a European-wide ban lifted on ’snus,’ a moist tobacco popular across Scandinavia that is sucked rather than chewed or smoked.
The small, teabag-like pouches, also called moist snuff, are used by nearly one million Swedes. Placed under the user’s lip, [...]

Food and Drug Administration Prevention

September 14, 2009
Dear Sir or Madam:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing this notice to remind regulated industry that effective September 22, 2009, cigarettes that contain certain characterizing flavors are considered adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA or the Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control [...]